Paul Pierse


Paul Pierse – Advanced Mediator

Paul Pierse is a practising, certified Mediator with Advanced Member Status with the Mediators Institute of Ireland.  Having entered the roll of solicitors in 2010, Paul developed a keen interest in the different methods that people can use to resolved conflicts & disputes.  Paul qualified as a Mediator in 2011, and has developed his passion for the mediation process ever since.  Paul has logged over 300 hours of direct mediation experience.  He works primarily as a facilitator of inter-family conversations involving inheritance or separation/divorce issues. Paul was instrumental in the development of the QQI Level 8 accredited Certificate in Mediation in Griffith College, and is retained as a senior lecturer on this course.  His academic interests are mainly focused around the four core pillars of the mediation process; confidentiality; mediator neutrality; voluntary participation; and party self-determination.  He completed his Law Master’s thesis on the issue of voluntary participation in mediation.  Recognised as a leading authority on the regulation of the mediation process in Ireland, Paul co-hosted the closing presentation at the Mediators Institute of Ireland annual conference in October 2017, informing Mediators about the new Mediation Act 2017.  Paul’s passion for the mediation process (including a recognition of its limitations) is evident in every interaction he has on the subject.  He takes pride in making his natural skills set and knowledge available to those who require a capable mediator to facilitate a difficult conversation.


Advanced Member Status, Mediators Inistitue of Ireland, 2018

Masters in Law, University College Cork, 2017

Postgraduate Diploma in Training & Education, Griffith College, 2013

Certificate in Training & Education, Griffith College, 2012

Certified Mediator, Mediators Institute of Ireland, 2011

Entered the Roll of Solicitors, Law Society of Ireland, 2010

Bachelor of International Commerce (German),  NUI Galway, 2003